News: Hectic Week Wrapped By Up Silver & Blue Debut Practice

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    Hectic Week Wrapped By Up Silver & Blue Debut Practice

    Nick Eatman Staff Writer

    ARLINGTON, Texas - In the last week alone, the Cowboys have been to the beach, ridden a train down the Pacific coast, played a preseason game, then practiced against the same team and its facility, followed by a trip to Navy Seals base in San Diego before returning home to Texas.

    So Thursday’s practice under the lights at Cowboys Stadium was just yet another wrinkle in a schedule that is far from predictable.

    The Cowboys practiced in front of the Texas fans for the first time this season in the annual Silver & Blue Debut, presented by Miller Lite. This year’s event not included a practice, but had performances by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Cowboys’ Rhythm & Blue dance team and more than 50 alumni players, including the likes of Roger Staubach, Mel Renfro, Cliff Harris, Darren Woodson and Lee Roy Jordan. The entire group of former players also attended a dinner with the team after practice in the stadium club.

    Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes the regular season opener is less than two weeks away against the defending champions.

    But this all just part of the process. Training camp was meant to be back and forth like this with so many events one after the other. For the most, head coach Jason Garrett said the team has handled it well.

    “It is a transition,” Garrett said. “Training camp is meant to lay the foundation for your football team. I think we did a really good job over the course of the last three-plus weeks coming to work every day. I think our players worked very hard in meetings, walkthroughs, on the practice field, and we made a lot of progress. We’re a different team now than we were 3½ weeks ago when we started out there in Oxnard.”

    While it might seem like a lot of traveling, Garrett said football players have been trained for this sort of chaotic schedule...

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